Nominees for the 2013 Left Coast Crime Convention

Left Coast Crime organizers have announced the nominees for this year’s awards:

The Lefty (for the best humorous mystery novel):
Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder, by Mike Befeler (Five Star)
Swift Run, by Laura DiSilverio (Minotaur)
December Dread, by Jess Lourey (Midnight Ink)
Trail of the Spellmans, by Lisa Lutz (Simon & Schuster)
The Girl Next Door, by Brad Parks (Minotaur)
Fit to Be Dead, by Nancy Glass West (Southwest Publications)

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award:
The Twelve Clues of Christmas, by Rhys Bowen (Berkley Prime Crime)
A City ofBroken Glass, by Rebecca Cantrell (Forge)
Live by Night, by Dennis Lehane (Morrow)
Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder, by Catronia McPherson (Minotaur)
Elegy for Eddie, by Jacqueline Winspear (HarperCollins)

The Rocky (for the best regional mystery novel):
Buffalo Bill’s Dead Now, by Margaret Coel (Berkley Prime Crime)
Hush Money, by Chuck Greaves (Minotaur)
Wicked Eddies, by Beth Groundwater (Midnight Ink)
Sonora Crossing, by Darrell James (Midnight Ink)
As the Crow Flies, by Craig Johnson (Viking)

The Watson (for the mystery novel with the best sidekick):
In a Witch’s Wardrobe, by Juliet Blackwell (Obsidian)
Taken, by Robert Crais (Putnam)
Fun House, by Chris Grabenstein (Pegasus)
When the Past Haunts You, by L.C. Hayden (CreateSpace)
Brouja Brouhaha, by Rochelle Staab (Berkley Prime Crime)

Convention attendees will vote and the winners will be announced at a banquet on Saturday, March 23, at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

This year’s event, the 23rd LCC, will feature Craig Johnson and Laura Lippman as the Guests of Honor, David Corbett as Toastmaster, Tom and Enid Schantz are Fan Guests of Honor, actor Lou Diamond Phillips will appear as a special guest and Parnell Hall is the “Last Resort” Troubador.